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is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character..."
2004 - 2005
375 Church Street
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
2004 - 2005
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Will Gelinas and Allyson
Hurlburt pose for a quick
President Grant addresses the
crowd during a college event.
These ladies are all dressed up
and having fun at the 2004
Dear Members of the Class of 2005:
I am delighted to congratulate you on your graduation from Massachusetts College of Liberal
Arts and offer you best wishes for all that you will do throughout the rest of your lives. Earning
a baccalaureate or master's degree is a significant accomplishment of which you should be
extremely proud; I know that we are all very proud of you! Regardless of your major, your
degree from MCLA will prove valuable as you pursue careers or graduate school.
It is my greatest hope that you will look back on your time at MCLA with fondness. You have I
worked hard to complete your studies, you have developed enduring relationships with
members of the faculty and staff, and you have built friendships that will last you a lifetime. I
urge you to continue those bonds in the years ahead; they will serve you well personally and
As you head off to begin new jobs, continue your education, or explore new opportunities
please keep in touch with MCLA. As alumni of the institution you are our best examples of
success and serve as important role models for future students. Please stay in touch. We want
to hear about your activities and achievements and hope that you will visit often.
MCLA is a better institution because of each and every one of you. I consider it a true
privilege and a great pleasure to have served as your president and to have come to know so
many of you personally. I wish you every success and look forward to calling you fellow
Mary K. Grant, Ph.D.
2004 - 2005
To the senior class,
First and foremost - we did it! We are finally graduating! And
now we have to leave MCLA; our home for the past four years.
Thankfully, we are leaving not only with our degrees, but with
great friends and memories - many which will last a lifetime.
As we embark on the next chapter of our lives, we, your senior
class officers, want to wish you all the best of luck.
Remember, there's no stage you can comprehend better than the
one you have just left.
Your senior class officers.
President Nicole I osa> io
\ ice President Brian Nocerino
I reasurer [ennifer Beaton
Se< retarj Sain Watts
l .i.uhi.ition IXitij
Saturday, May 28
Class of 2005
Sonya M. Boesse
Andrew Burton III
Favorite MCLA Moment h
would have to be
Townhouse 1 and
housemates I had
MCLA will be the
friends that got
me through my
junior and senior
Steven I lemingw .n
Robert I Inatonko
\1ii h.ii'l kmii'i
Amber I a( less
Nicole l osa\ u>
Greg 1 uiki
Andrea I \ &\
Margaret Mi I towell
Ryan Mi \ « - i^l\
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Class of 2005
'To accomplish great things, we must not
only act, but also dream; not only plan, but
■| Favorite Hangout r
My favorite place
to go is the
Purple Pub on
'Yvonne's smiles picked
up everyone's spirits."
"Yvonne was like
away from home."
'When 1 started
here, I was the
Yvonne was the
went out of her
vay to make me
feel like part of
~ John Lopes
In memory of Yvonne Leonesio who for 33
years honored the campus community with her
kind demeanor, beautiful smile, welcoming
presence and tremendous work ethic.
With grateful appreciation,
Your MCLA and ARAMARK Family
October 7, 2004
"She always had a
smile ^\^\ was so
She \\ as like tnj mom
from daj one." Renee
worked \\ ith ^ \ onne for 17
2004 - 2005
This school year has been a productive one for many oi
the SGA club and organizations on campus. Once again
clubs like Dance Company and Harlequin gave amazing
performances. SAC organized campus wide programing
for the enjoyment of all and clubs like Stop the 1 late and
B-C.LAL) helped to open the minds o\ many. To those
leaders who are graduating at the c\u\ of this year each of
you have inspired, motivated; and worked tor the benefit
of this entire campus and you your gifts will live on.
~ Jennifer Hell, Coordinating Vice President St ,.\ 2001 2005.
1 here are more than 40
clubs on the Mi l \
campus ranging From
\> ademics i>> Perfoi
mance to Uhletu s I he
Following .no just .i
handful ot tlu'm
The Aikido Club allows all interested students to participate in organized
Aikido. The club provides members with a well taught means of self
defense through quality instruction and well established instructors. The
club provides members with a structured conditioning program, and
emphasizes the practices of coordinating the mind and the body.
The purpose of this club is to promote and uphold school spirit ai
develop good sportsmanship by example. It aims to support goi
relations in the community between teams and squads during events. T
organizational goal is to work in harmony with the team management ai
administration, other athletic teams and sporting organizations.
club event on
My favorite club
The Valentine Gala
I really enjoy the
event was the
Party. We got a lot
of the community
This club teaches and performs a variety of different genres of dance. The
Dance Company is open to anyone who is interested in learning and
performing dance. The club has at least two performances a year in which
dance students in the organization choreograph each dance routine. The
club also brings special artists to dance rehearsals to teach; also
community involvement such as volunteering is greatly stressed.
Exceptional Leaders Volunteering in Service is a student led service ch
that provides students with structure where by he/she serves the nee
in the community along with peers.
'Leadership has a harder job to do than just
choose sides. It must bring sides together/'
— Jesse Jackson
Below: Hey Senior
girls really do know
how to dress alike!
"Things sure do look
Left: SGA E-board
bonding at the
ring a good time
Above: Sr. ( lass President Nikki
I osavio coses with Student
l lustre I )ave i I and i reshmar
( l.iss ( >iiu ei i ton 1 1. \mm
leu [Yeasurei Rian Rabideu and
Vice President \nn Watts know
how to h.n i' fun m st . \ meetings
Above: Dance Company pieces are
all designed, choreographed and
produced by MCLA's very own
students. The group also performs
one show in the Spring at Mass
MoCA each year.
Right: E.L.V.I.S. members can
always been seen around campus
and in the community making a
difference. The group was advised
this year by VISTA Katie MacLean.
Left: Doug Wilder gets "pied" at the
Anime Pie Toss fund-raiser. Many
other college community members
got first hand "tastes" of those pies
Right: The film club e-board works
hard to make every meeting a great
Left: Harlequin holds auditio:
for their Spring Musical: A Furu
Thing Happened on the Way
the Forum. The auditions ar
performances are all directe
organized and performed by st
Interested in producing films? The Film Club is designed to bring
students together to discuss, produce and share movies of all kinds. All
students interested are welcome to join regardless of their level of
Harlequin's purpose is to produce a musical on campus. This does i
only include on-stage experiences in such fields such as dancing a
singing, but also in all aspects of technical musical theatre as well
management. This 100% student run group hopes to put on one f
length musical in the Spring Semester and a cabaret each Fall,
(only executive board members pictured above)
Left: Victor always pays close
attention during his AASC
executive board meeting in
*ht: Poetic Cypha is a popular
ent on campus. Here AASC
■mbers and advisors get ready to
rt of the event.
Above: Two students participate in
the Poetic Cypha by doing a duo of
Left: The MCLA Cheerleaders
practice for Basketball season.
Right: DJ Benny Ben is the college
favorite DJ and can be seen at most
Stop The I lute
group strives to educate M< l V and the surrounding communit)
he issue ol hate * rimes. I hey ih> so with v erj i reath e ideas and
entations. I Ins group consists ol people who want to make .i
irence in the world around them and the prevention of hate crimes.
y exe< nine board members pi< tured above)
African American Studies Club
Established in the Spring ol 1993, this organization strives to give
Mm .hi Vmericans and others a better understanding ol ea< ii othej .i
sense >>i belonging and .i coordinated voice on campus I tu- group
provides an opportunit] to leai n togethei ex< hange \ iev» a and ideas
.ii ill develop an appreciation ol African American historj
iiniU executive board members pictured sbo\ e)
evid ential Programs & Services
Bottom Left: Residence
Director Jocelyn Richard
shows off her favorite lizard
during RA training.
Bottom: At one of the RA
training events, Dan Summers
and Brian Nocerino spend
"quality time" together
"Life is like a movie,
write your own ending,
we've done just what
we set out to do
thanks to the lovers,
the dreamers and you."
~ Paul Williams
Bryan Ames, Devon
Ashley Ewick, Brian
Parker, Dan Summers,
Dave Ortendahl, Doug
Stanley, Heather Davis,
James Farrington, Jodi
Browning, La toy a Jones,
Maureen Cherry, Megan
Rogers, Melissa Gumlaw,
Mike Gentile, Nicole
Losavio, Rian Rabideau,
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sally
Silvera, Tabatha Beshears
Left: RA Dan Summers, Resident
Director Devon Mitchell & RA
Tabitha get all dressed up for an
Bottom: Hoosac Hall staff poses
for a quick group shot before
heading off to their floors to get
ready for opening.
Left: It is always nice to sit
down and eat a meal with your
colleagues and friends. After all
even RAs need to eat too!
Below: These RAs get ready to
swing at the pinata at the Annual
Boo Bash held in Hoosac Harbor.
Below Left: RA training
gets everyone really
close. See here is proof
as Mike sits on Charles
during a teambuilding
Below: These RAs don't take their
job "sitting down." Well at least
not when they are really on duty!
Student Activities Council
Right: Members are always happy
to attend weekly SAC meetings to
help vote and plan on events.
Far Right: Karaoke is a popular event
on campus and these guys had a lot
of fun participating in this event
during First Days.
Right: Hypnotist Dan LaRosa pays a
visit to MCLA during First Days
events and has the students do just
about anything. Over 225 people
came out to watch this show!
Far Right: Sandart is always a hit!
SAC has many events where
students can make things to take
back to their rooms.
Below: Jill Shannon, SAC Treasurer,
not only keeps the books but also
lends a helping hand at almost
Right: SAC President Ryan
Blackall and Comedy Stop
Chairperson Lexi Runnals take a
minute out of their meeting to say
hi to the camera.
Far Right: The group goes wild
during their "fun" photo. Hey
they're allowed to have fun too!
Student Activities Council
As the largest programming board on
campus, SAC provides the student body
with a variety of programs throughout the
year. The subcommittees of this group put
on events such as Comedy Stop, Winter
Carnival events, Psychic Fairs, Welcome
Fest, Spring Fling, CC's Cafe, trips to many
locations, on campus concerts and much
i^I . m«. _
S u niters a program for just about
e\ ei a iwu' on campus 1 he students
plan .nul coordinate all the
program^ themselves I hex
publicize the events both on M\d
sometimes ofi campus as well New
events tins yeai h.ne included a trip
to Blue Man group Null a Beai
l dible Sand \it and much more!
Far Top: HATARI opened up the
Dance Company show in the Fall
of 2004. They had a wonderful
Top: Yorik gets together for
meetings and social events. Here
they are seen dining together.
Clubs and Organization
The purpose of MCLA Christian Fellowship is to be an organization of students who
follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They grow in love for God, God's Word, God's
people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world
through spiritual, intellectual, physical and social pursuits. The basis of faith for this
organization will be the biblical truths of Christianity.
The club is known as the MCLA step team as well. This club promotes and builds
school spirit through the art of stepping, and they build unity through the community
through the art of stepping. They hold performances throughout the year at different
events. Also the club hosts other step teams and sponsors other cultural events.
The club is dedicated to the development of a proper appreciation and understanding
of the works of William Shakespeare through performance. It provides educational
and developmental workshops/forums and plays on production of Shakespeare's
Multicultural Student Society
This organization strives to provide an opportunity for
students to enhance their cultural experience while sharing
their own ideas and cultural heritage with others. Some of the
goals are to help develop academic and social programs that
intensify cultural awareness in our campus community and
to actively recruit interested students and faculty.
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bove: MCSS' Annual
oiler Skating Party was .1
it omv again! Cavat job.
\l>o\ e: s a\ i Keese Mo!
Abo\ e: I Ins famil) poses
for a pi< hire during
I amiK Weekend.
\h>\ e Students lot e to
hang out in tlu* Campus
Bisexuals, Gays and
Lesbians Making a
B-GLAD reaches out
and offers a support
network, which ad-
dresses the needs and
concerns of the queer
student community on
the campus. The club
works to promote
awareness and visibil-
ity to combat ho-
mophobia within the
college community and
encourages the celebra-
tion of the queer stu-
dent population and
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2004 - 2005
"I have learned this at least by my
experiment: that if one advances
confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he
has imagined, he will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours''
~ Henri/ David Thoreau
Robert Bence Ann Billetz Susan Birns Brian Bourque Peggy Brooks Harold Brotzman
Robert Buckley Mary Ellen Cohane Diane Collins Charlotte Degen Gerald Desmarais Joseph Ebiware
Mike Ganger Guillermo Gibens Rivka Glaser Steve Green Ben Jacques Ben Kahn
Ellen Kalicki Alia Kucher Rob Lawson Paul LeSage John Lopes Katie MacLean
Doug McNeil Devon Mitchel Spencer Moser Scott Nichols Paul Nnodim Celia Norcross
Faculty & Staff
Serving the College Community & Student Body
The Staff and Faculty members of
the MCLA community can always
been seen supporting student
programs and attending college
events. We like to think that they
not only enjoy working here with
the student body but they often
like being a part of the programs
and activities. The support and
dedication of each in noted and
President - Mary K. Grant, Ph.D
John ( )'c onnor
1 1 1 1 1 \ ( l/olms
lames Stakenas Christopher Irtomas
"/// three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life: It goes on. "
~ Robert Frost.
i -ill \ Ulanue\
lonald Washburn \l\lcs Wluiiu-s
There were many exciting
changes within the Campus
Center thanks to ARAMARK.
The servery was remodeled
and the Student Affair staff
with Facilities had given the
Centennial Room and
Marketplace a new look. In
addition to this ARAMARK
opened a new C-Store.
Students love it and use it
President Grant held her
annual "Giving Thanks"
Reception that honors
employees of the college
that have hit milestones of
employment. This year
many faculty and staff
members received thanks for
all their years of service and
MCLA experienced a variety
of new employees in many
Admissions, Student Affairs,
Faculty members and in the
President's Office. Brian
Bourque, as seen above, was
hired to run Orientation
Programs and assist with
other Student Development
As employees have been
experiencing for the past few
years, contracts have gone
unfunded and raises were
not issued. Faculty members
were among the groups this
year to feel the brunt of
governments beliefs that
Higher Education is not a
Along with the new
employees there were many
individuals promoted to nev
positions to help restructure
departments. Doug McNeil,
pictured above, was
promoted to Associate Dean
of Students along with
Charlotte Degen that was
promoted to Dean of
Students. There were many
other staff members that
were also promoted due to
hard work and dedication to
help build an even stronger
"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique
but in traits of character; it requires moral rather
than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes
on both leader and follower alike the burdens of
~ Lewis 1 1. Lapham
2004 - 2005
Below: Marc Capaldo, Jr.
from Townsend, MA
headers the ball.
Above: Chris Whalen, So.
from Belchertown, MA
chases down the ball.
Top Left: Ciaran Cullen, Sr,
from Springfield, MA
keeps on the opponent. Top
Right: Coach Ron Shewcraft
coaches from the sidelines.
Bottom Left: The player
runs the ball down the field.
Bottom Right: Players fight
for the ball.
E. Connecticut 2
Men's Soccer: Mike Giovine, Kurt Alexander, Chris Russo, Joe Irv
Joe Macksey, Brendan McCarthy, Drew McClure, Kyle Righi, Ai
Donovan, Marc Capaldo, Ciaran Cullen, Tom Heavey, Ja:
Mlodzianowski, David Corral, Chris Whalen, Nick Ameden, Z
Natale, and Mike Dennis
Coaching Staff: Head Coach Ron Shewcraft, Assistant Coach Ad
;low: Christina Murray,
. from Leominster, MA
>eps the ball away from
Men: 6-10-1 Women: 3-11-3
Leading Goal Scorers:
Tom Heavey (3) and Johanna Moore (7)
Zach Natale (1.24) and Kristen Lewis (2.08)
Joe Macksey (2) and Amanda Bleau (3)
Abo\ r e: Five seniors will be
gone at the end of the
season. Aime Colangelo,
Lori McKenzie, Michelle
Tucker, Johanna Moore
and Jessie Peimer.
Above: Michelle Tucker,
Sr. from Norton, MA races
to get the ball.
onion's Soui-r Ion \K km/ir k.itrku laxiera, Michelle Staron Christine Barna, Katelin Lorenz, Christina
urray, Aime ( olangelo, Kacej Scheiner, Vmanda Bleau, [en Raftery, Stephanie Walker, Meghan Capeless
lierine Chiocca, Meghan i oakley, Michelle rucker, I isa Merrill, lohanna Moore, and Kristen I ewis
Mching Staff: I load c oai h Dob Raber, Assistant Coach ( hris Baffuto, Student Assistant fessie Peimer, Man
tLorenz, and Student Athleti< frainei Scot! Yenolevich
St. Joseph CT
(Top) Women's Volleyball: Ashle) Green, [Catherine Barbera,
tauelle Smith, Lauren Westfall, [ennifei Herbert [essica peck
(< atalano), ' lene\ .» smith, and l lope Pelcher.
c oaching Staff: Head< oai h I d Paquetteand Assistant ( oachGreg
(Left) Women's Tennis: Danielle Barboza, \in.iiui.i Derosier,
( atherine Kierans, [ulia Kowalsld, Andrea I ysy, Krishna \Ki ue,
MolK Montemagni and (Crist) Moore
Coaching Staff: I lead < oa< ii \n hitnej sutiis
( Srecn Mount
Right: Men's Basketball
player gets a hold of the
Above: Kristen Lewis, So,
from Johnsville, NY tries
to get away from the
Above: Heather LaCasse,
Fr, from North Adams,
MA looks for a chance to
January 29 th , 2005 marked the Winter Fan Day. There
were more than 200 spectators there. The games
were against Westfield State College. MCLA Cheer-
leaders entertained the crowd during both the
Women's and Men's games. The Softball team and
Student Government held raffles and giveaways.
Men's Basketball: JP Quintal, Mike Harmon, Donal Cogdell,
Rich Dumas, Thad Broughton, Kiely Yonce, Brian Phillips, Chris
Voght, Adam Garner, Robert Malloy, Robert Mitchell, Henry
Schrader, and Brandon Pender.
Coaching Staff: Head Coach Devin Gotham and Assistant Coach
Women's Basketball: Lisa Ranzoni, Sheikira Francisco, Jackie
Bailot, Heather LaCasse, Kristen Lewis, Catherine Saad, Kelly
O'Brien, Ashley Clark, Krista Roche, Jakia Hall.
Coaching Staff: Head Coach Lea Robinson and Assistant Coach
Devin Gotham Head
Coach for Basketball,
is also the Head Cross
Above: Chris Voght, Fr,
from Lincoln RI, shoots the
Far Left: Robert MichelL
captain, from Brooklyn,
NY stands for a foul shot.
1 eft rhe Girl's Basketball
fight for the ball.
"MCLA is so devoted
to baseball that rather
than be rained out we
would pour gasoline
on a field and set it
on fire to dry it out. "
~ Steve Hemingway.
"Why not us?"
~ Rich Dumas.
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Baseball: Curtis ( rane, c hris l lynn, | us tin Giuliano, Seamus Morrison, Vnthort) Bruno, Man" I aSaile Mike Sucharewski, |ohn Maguire, fefl
Re] nolds, |oe Bclmosto, Rich I >umas, Matl Murphy, Steve Hemingwaj Ryan Bridegroom, li>m Hevey, Rob Healy, Patrick Barnes, Brad MarceU,
Boh l low land, ( !arj I In ks, \u k Randall, Paul Mi Manus, Rfa ky Roberts
Coaching Staff: I lead c oach |efl Puleri and Assistanl t oa< h i hris Bailej and l«>m Rizzo
Softball: Sheena Siliva, lean Meane) . [enna Williams, fen Raferty, Sarah liiii^^. Brenda l .il i «>.;).; 1 tauelle ITyer, I on Mckenzie, [ulie Harkins
! .uiss. i I verett, Me^an McClain, |oan I avallej I ear)
I <>. idling staff: Head c oach Kristin Parzych and Assistant <. oach Kate (Wapenski) Galli
Don't forget one of the best ways to stay connected to classmates and friends is to
ttend MCLA's annual alumni reunion." - Alumni Office
>elow: June 2004 Golden Grads Reunion in front of Smith House.
If you could
make any club
on campus what
I would make a
Tae-bo club. I
am taking the
class and it's a
great way to get
in shape and
The club I would
create is JEJAC
(The James Earl
tion Club) where
we write letters
to James Earl
[ones and have a
I would create
where you could